Finally Free

The Otter Creek Players, a creative arts group at the Otter Creek Correctional Facility in Wheelwright, KY, produced an original play this summer called Finally Free, which explored the themes of confinement and freedom. Finally Free was produced through the Thousand Kites Project at Appalshop.  We were fortunate enough to be able to create an …

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ArtSpring Program featured on WLRN

We are pleased to share with you a link to the NPR/WLRN radio piece that aired on June 29, 2009. The spot highlighted the ArtSpring program facilitated by Amy Carol Webb and Lela Lombardo at Broward Correctional Institution. Please follow this link and scroll down to June 29, 2009 to hear the recorded program.  The …

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Highlights of Kennedy Center “From Prison to the Stage” Show 2009

On September 5, 2009 the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC will explode with the finest plays and music written by prisoners across America. This year's edition of "From Prison to the Stage" will be the best yet with the help of faculty and theater students of the George Washington University Theater and Dance Department, under …

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Former Prisoners Perform at the Pulitzer

From Community Arts Network  http://www.communityarts.net/apinews/archivefiles/2009/04/former_inmates.php A unique Prison Performing Arts program is underway in St. Louis, Mo., as former prisoners present short performance pieces about Old Masters works that inspired them. The participants are graduates of Employment Connection, a Missouri workforce-development agency assisting former inmates. They have been exploring the Old Masters exhibition at the …

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The Judy Dworin Performance Project

The Judy Dworin Performance Project is a company of performing artists who, on stage and in the community, seek to innovate, inspire, educate and collaborate as they engage in art making rooted in the belief that the arts can be a powerful agent for change. They premiered their lastest piece, Dreamings on April 2, 2009. …

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